Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ok, yes.

Thank god it cooled down - my run last night was exactly what I needed for a little boost in my running self-confidence. I haven't had any good runs lately so I needed this, badly.

I did an 8 mile tempo run, with 4 miles to be at half mary pace, so for me around 8:00 min/mile pace. I took the first two miles really easy, like 9:00+ then kicked it in. I started off way too fast but then actually fell into a groove. (This is a groove I haven't felt in a while!) My 4 tempo miles were all within 5 seconds of a 7:30 pace, making my total pace for the 8 miles 8:18 and avg HR 164 bpm. Not bad for a warshed up hag like me.

Otherwise I've been busy cutting and arranging flowers from our garden. I don't know why I waited this long! They're beautiful and smell great. I can't get my computer to read my camera SD card, so these photos will have to wait. Also prioritizing items to be purchased for this house, which includes about every piece of furniture you could imagine.

On wedding news, my dress arrived! I'm going to pick it up on Friday, along with the jacket, and take along my 3 shoe options, get the dress altered, etc. The whole shebang. Then I go to my bachlorette party! I'm super excited for it all, I think its going to be great/fun/exciting/all of it. Saturday I'll head up to the cabin for some relaxing, sunning, swimming, and then LONG run (15m) on Sunday. I still have to figure out how I'm going to fit in 11 miles in the middle of the day tomorrow. Wish me luck on that...

1 comment:

Alisa said...

Good luck! Hehe.

Great job on the tempo run, I need to get back on the running bandwagon.

Excited for Friday, should be lots o fun!